DroneShield drone detection tech trialed at European airport


After a string of incidents involving suspicious drones at European airports in recent years, DroneShield has announced the successful trial of its DroneSentinel technology at a European airport.

The trial was managed by Deutsche Telekom and took place at an undisclosed “mid-tier European airport”.

DroneSentinel is an integrated drone detection solution, certified by the UK Government’s Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure.

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It offers the fully integrated sensor suite of the company’s DroneSentry without the DroneCannon RF countermeasure capability.

The company said that the trial is expected to substantially shape the requirements for a large multi-million European airports tender expected to be released prior to year end.

Oleg Vornik, DroneShield’s CEO, commented: “Airport market is a key segment for DroneShield, following high profile drone-related disruptions such as that has taken place at Gatwick Airport.

“We are now seeing airports, in particularly in Europe, mobilising their procurement selection processes towards wide roll-outs of counter-drone systems.

“Each individual airport deployment is worth up to a multi-million dollar contract, including upfront and ongoing subscription payments, depending on the airport size and protection requirements. This successful trial forms a critical part of those selection processes.”

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